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The Future is Spoken is a voice tech podcast covering all aspects of the industry, from conversational strategy and design, through to interfaces, analytics, ethics, privacy, and career planning. The Future is Spoken is the podcast for the Digital Assistant Academy.

Episodes

Episode 11: Writing For Listenability

The Future is Spoken presents Hans van Dam as this week’s guest. Hans is the co-founder and CEO of the Conversation Design Institute, which trains and certifies conversation designers from around the world. In this episode, Hans discusses the importance of writing for listenability. Read more...

 

Episode 10: Building a Voice Assistant for Pandora

The Future is Spoken presents Ananya Sharan as this week’s guest. Ananya is a search and voice expert working as the product manager for Pandora’s Voice Mode, a mobile-only voice assistant that allows users to easily discover and listen to new music. In this episode, Ananya explores the rewards and challenges of working with voice assistant technology. Read more...

 

Episode 9: Natural Language Understanding

In this episode The Future is Spoken podcast, Deborah Dahl, a natural language understanding expert, explores natural language understanding and its role in the world of voice technology. Read more...

 

Episode 8: Creating Human-Like Conversational Abilities

Your voice interface creation will only be successful if it possesses human traits such as empathy and imperfection. Senior conversational designer Jason Gilbert digs deep into imbuing your voice interface with human-like conversational abilities in this fascinating episode of The Future is Spoken. Read more...

 

Episode 7: Use Cases for Voice-First Interfaces

This week’s guest on The Future is Spoken is Brielle Nickoloff. Brielle is a conversational designer based in Washington DC. A passion for language and the patterns of language use led Brielle to a career in voice tech. Read more...

 

Episode 6: The Power of Conversational Design

The Future is Spoken is excited to present Dr. Joan Palmiter Bajorek as this week’s guest. As many listeners will know, Joan is the founder and CEO of Women in Voice, an international organization she created to empower women and minority genders in voice technology. Read more...

 

Episode 5: Designing for Voices in Conversational Design

The Future is Spoken presents Brooke Hawkins as a guest in this episode - Designing for Voices in Conversational Design. Brook is a conversational designer based in Detroit, Michigan. She defines conversational design as any back and forth between a human and an interface. Read more...

 

Episode 4: Voice Strategies in Conversational Design

The Future is Spoken is pleased to have Sina Kahen as a guest in our latest episode - Voice Strategies. Sina is a voice strategist based in London, U.K, and he shares a huge amount of information with listeners in this episode. Read more...

 

Episode 3: Conversational Interfaces

In Conversational Interfaces, we speak with Keri Roberts, owner of Branding Connection. Based in New Jersey, Keri helps brands and businesses discover what they are great at and amplify it. She is a content marketer, and this includes a lot in the audio space, such as chatbots, voice interaction, and podcasts. Read more...

 

Episode 2: Paths Into Voice Interaction Design

In today’s episode Rebecca Evanhoe, a conversation designer and strategist, discusses pathways into voice interaction design, also called conversational design. Based in New York, Rebecca’s own journey into conversational design is a fascinating story. It starts with a chemistry degree and then a master of fine arts in fiction writing. Read more...

 

Episode 1: New Voice Interaction Course Launched

Hello, and welcome to the very first episode of The Future is Spoken, a new podcast show produced by the Digital Assistant Academy. This show accompanies The Digital Assistant Academy’s course, entitled Voice Interaction Design. Read more...

 

Introducing the Digital Assistant Academy

Welcome to the trailer episode of The Future is Spoken, a new podcast show produced by the Digital Assistant Academy. The Future is Spoken will accompany The Digital Assistant Academy’s very first course, entitled Voice Interaction Design, set to launch in October, 2020. Read more...